Doyoueq posted a challenge for this month : DIAMONDS!
So I figured I’d play around with some diamond blocks
first I searched for “diamond” and got 50 blocks
Let’s pick some, and create a new quilt
of course I’d go with a diamond layout (Quilt/new quilt/ variable point)
And I inserted some blocks and rotated them
Before I make a border I like to get a “theme” going with colors and fabrics.
I added “Moda pot luck” from the EQ fabric download feb 2014
You can download them here
sometimes I click a new fabric and enter it into one block at a time to see which one I like
Then I clicked auto borders
and picked diamonds of course!
picked one and inserted into the border, doesn’t look good now as the border is too skinny
under the border tab I widened the border and had 4 diamonds top and bottom and only 3 on the sides
I then used the eyedropper to pick the color from the pinwheel looking block in the middle of the quilt (just in case I couldn’t tell which fabric it was)
then the spraycan and holding down CTRL I clicked the pinwheels on the border with this fabric
and colored away
and added a new border and colored it also
Kind of a funky quilt, don’t you think?
I don’t really like the pointy blocks, so I swapped them out
Have you done a diamond quilt before? or designed one?
Link up if you have.